LGBT HISTORY MONTH at the Higgins
The 2024 theme celebrates LGBT+ peoples’ contribution to the field of Medicine and Healthcare both historically and today.
Sunday 4th February at 2.30pm this will be a talk by Stephen Bourne about Cecil Bayfield-Clarke.
Stephen Bourne is a writer, film and social historian specialising in black heritage and gay culture www.stephenbourne.co.uk
Tuesday 20th February 2.30 pm Book club discussion and social get together
‘Gay Club’ by Simon James Green
Some copies of the book are available on request from The Higgins to borrow
(Refreshments will be available)
Saturday 24th February 2024
LGBT+ History Month Festival
The Higgins Bedford, Barbican Studio
11am Welcome from Lydia Saul on Under the Scope theme
11.10 – 11.50am Alex Baird from University of Bedfordshire 'Que(e)rying Leadership on a LGBTQ+ Leadership Development Programme for UK Higher Education (HE) staff'
11.50 – 12noon break
12 – 1.30pm Poetry workshop with Katie O’Pray
1.30 – 2.15pm Lunch
2.15 – 3.15pm Redefining Green in the Rainbow: Exploring Queerness in Nature by Sian Hodgkinson in partnership with Recovery College Voice Box
3.15 – 3.30pm break
3.30pm – 4.45pm Drama workshop with Ollie Thoupos
4.45 – 4.50pm Sum up of the day
4.55pm go on to Green Earth Café for evening drinks and Open Mic Variety performance with Jan. Light sandwich refreshments 5 – 6.30pm, 6.30pm – 8pm performance.
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